HVAC vs Maintenance Technicians

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HVAC vs Maintenance Technicians

When it comes to your HVAC system, make sure you hire an expert. One who is licensed, insured, and factory trained on your HVAC equipment. There are some companies out there that will send out maintenance technicians in place of a licensed HVAC technician.  This sort of practice can, in the long run, be a costly way to service your system.

Reasons why you want to hire an expert HVAC Technician:


  1. Anytime your system is serviced, including simple services like changing your filters, a trained HVAC technician is able to identify issues a maintenance technician likely wouldn’t. Sometimes small overlooked issues can turn into something critical. This is why it’s important to hire somebody that is already trained to determine when something isn’t right.


  1. If a technician overlooks a pressing issue you might have to spend more money than originally planned. Hiring an HVAC technician for the job will save you those potential costs. It is crucial that the problem is taken care of before it worsens.


  1. HVAC Technicians cost more than untrained technicians. The next time you see an unbelievably low price for a service call, there’s a reason. Usually it’s because the technician isn’t trained and doesn’t have the proper certifications. When you pay less you typically pay someone with less knowledge. In other words, you get what you pay for. When you hire a licensed HVAC Tech you can rest assured that you will be getting the best service, the right person for the task and the job done right the first time.


  1. Find a company that pays their HVAC technicians an hourly rate vs a commission base. Think about it, if the tech is paid hourly they are relieved of the pressure to sell something that you don’t need. It begins to cost companies from the initial call to finishing the service and can cost more than the low rates they charge you. It can cost the company up to $150.00 dollars just to show up at the door. There has to be a way to make each call profitable and typically that means additional sales and sometimes unnecessary sales.


Before you hire, ask the company these questions.

Are all your techs licensed, certified HVAC technicians?

What are your rates?

Are your employees paid hourly or by commission?


These kinds of questions will help you identify if you are hiring the right company for the job.